Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Review

Sometime last year Colourpop Cosmetics had a free international shipping promo with no minimum purchase. I grabbed the opportunity and ordered a few lipsticks. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip is supposedly the super cheap dupe for Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick which I love.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipI got 2 shades of Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip — Viper and Times Square. They cost US$6 each (about P300 each).

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipThese are what the tubes look like outside, under natural light.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipColourpop Ultra Matte Lip comes with a sponge tip applicator.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipThese are swatches for Viper and Times Square.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipViper came out darker than I expected but it works for me. I get a lot of compliments every time I use this shade.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipThis is Times Square. I’m not feeling it.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipHere are Times Square (left) and Viper (right) when worn indoors under artificial light. I don’t like Times Square because it’s brown. I didn’t expect it to be this brown. It makes my teeth look yellow too. Viper is great.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipTimes Square also had the tendency to really dry out my lips for some reason. Lines and creases formed shortly after it dried completely. It was never this bad for Viper. I hate this shade. It makes me feel like an old hag. I promptly got rid of it after I got the photos I needed for this review.

Colourpop Ultra Matte LipMeanwhile Viper doesn’t have that effect even when worn for a while. These are photos taken right after application and then several hours later. I had a hot pot buffet dinner in between. My upper lip survived unscathed but the color on bottom lip came off. Still not bad.

What I like about Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip:

  • Pigmentation is excellent, as you can see in the swatches and on my lips.
  • It’s easy to apply.
  • There are a lot of shades available.
  • It’s super cheap!
  • It lasts. If you don’t eat it’ll remain intact until you remove it.
  • It’s a tad easier to remove compared to Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Downside? The actual shade never quite matches what you see on the tube. It’s always darker when applied. It’s also not available locally so you can’t swatch or try before you buy.  I prefer Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick over Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip is available for US$6 a piece at They offer free international shipping for purchases US$50 and up. Colourpop products are so cheap I wouldn’t mind buying from time to time. You can read about my Colourpop Cosmetics shopping experience HERE.

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  • Reply kerona April 10, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I am loving viper!! the other shade would be too light for me if i do use it i would have to use a brown liner, great review!!

  • Reply Ioanna April 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Great colours! My favourite formula is the Ultra Satin lip! Great review!



  • Reply Joyce June 14, 2017 at 1:57 am

    I have recently bought my first colourpop. The shade name is knotty. The pigment is fantastic, but I feel like a dry prune? Sigh. I guess liquid lippies dry spell isn’t going anywhere.

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